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MDCE sets registration record for fourth consecutive year

After four consecutive years of record-breaking registrations, the 2018 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo once again set a record for its April-only earliest-bird registration period. Co-produced by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Boating Industry, slated for Dec. 9-12, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Fla., the MDCE recorded 195 total dealer registrations for the ...

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Digital follow-up MCDE keynote webinar offered today

Marine Dealer Conference & Expo 2017 opening keynote presenter Tim Sanders will host a live follow-up webinar this afternoon (Tuesday, March 27). During last year's MDCE, New York Times best selling author and top-rated keynote speaker Sanders presented digital technology tips to marine dealerships and attendees. He also offered ideas for keeping new customers, and provided suggestions on securing talent. “We are so ...

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MDCE 2018 issues call for presentations

Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo - the marine industry’s only dealer-specific educational conference - are seeking educational session proposals from potential speakers for the 2018 conference, which will take place Dec. 9-12 in Orlando, Fla. Each year, MDCE show producers strive to build an educational event that gives dealership owners, managers and employees the tools and insight to ...

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Recognizing the industry’s best

This month’s issue features Boating Industry Magazine’s Top 100 as we honor the best boat dealers in North America for the 13th time. This year’s Top 100 is stronger than we’ve ever seen in the history of the program. Total revenue for the 2017 Top 100 dealers and Hall of Fame topped $3 billion for the first time – up ...

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At The Helm: Participation in 20 group gathering provides unique industry insight

Each year, Boating Industry’s Top 100 Dealer Application includes a query about 20 group participation. Dealers are asked to explain the role they play within this unique learning community, which delivers best business practices, peer reviews of financial performance, and the opportunity to improve professionalism and profitability. American author, scientist, and statesman Benjamin Franklin first used the 20 group concept ...

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Boating Industry names 2017 Top 100

Boating Industry announced the 2017 Top 100 dealers at a black tie gala Dec. 13 in Orlando. “From the thousands of dealers in North America – and hundreds of nominations – these 100 dealers are the best of the best,” said Top 100 Program Director Jonathan Sweet. “These dealers excel not only at the business of selling boats, but also delivering a ...

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Wanda Kenton Smith named Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year

Wanda Kenton Smith of Freedom Boat Club has been selected as the recipient of the 31st annual Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award. The scholarship was presented to Kenton Smith on Sunday evening, Dec. 10, during the the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night Awards Celebration at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Joining the marine ...

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Boating Industry’s new associate editor says hello

A little over two weeks into my new adventure at Boating Industry and I realized I hadn’t introduced myself yet…so, hi! My name is Adam Quandt and I was brought on to serve as the new Associate Editor here at Boating Industry, and I’m super excited to be here and begin this new endeavor. Despite not being a boat owner ...

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Q & A with MDCE closing keynote Rory Vaden

Self-discipline strategist and business motivational speaker Rory Vaden will present the closing keynote at the 2017 Marine Dealers Conference & Expo, which will be held Dec. 10-13 at the Orange County Convention Center. Vaden’s presentation – “Leaders Take the Stairs: Creating a Culture of Discipline” – will conclude the MDCE event schedule on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. During ...

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Q & A with MDCE opening keynote Tim Sanders

At this year's Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Tim Sanders will deliver the opening keynote. His talk, “How Digital Can Supercharge Your Business,” will offer advice on how to leverage customer media, inexpensive content, and targeted social ads to help dealers bring clients through the door. Sanders is an Internet pioneer and New York Times best-selling author. He was an ...

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